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    High Contrast Display Problem
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    High Contrast Display Problem
    Hey guys. I'm having an issue with screen contrast.

    I work in finance, about 70 hours/week, and about 68.379 of those hours are spent staring at Access and Excel. I need a high contrast screen, and the only option I know of for Mac is pretty inefficient. Control+Option+Command+8 basically just inverts black and white, and ruins all images.

    I know that In Windows there is a high contrast option that retains the display of application icons, menu buttons and pictures. Does Macintosh not have this ability? If not, does anyone know of any good third-party software??

    Thanks guys, cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by y0itsj0hn View Post
    I work in finance, about 70 hours/week, and about 68.379 of those hours are spent staring at Access and Excel.
    I don't have a solution for you...but it figures that a "Finance Person" would know that they use Access & Excel 68.379 hours/week!

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    Yes, your Mac has an adjustment for contrast. Which version of OS X are you using? In Mountain Lion, System Preferences, Accessibility, there is a slider to increase Contrast from "Normal" to "Maximum".

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    I don't have a solution for you...but it figures that a "Finance Person" would know that they use Access & Excel 68.379 hours/week!

    - Nick
    Haha, well that was a bit of a facetious estimate, but honestly I do spend easily over 60 hrs/wk staring at spreadsheet cells and lines of code... the strain on my eyes is to that of average eyes as a taxi cab is to an average car.

    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Yes, your Mac has an adjustment for contrast. Which version of OS X are you using? In Mountain Lion, System Preferences, Accessibility, there is a slider to increase Contrast from "Normal" to "Maximum".
    10.6.8

    There is - I'm assuming - the same slider in 10.6 at System Preferences>Universal Access, but this makes little difference and definitely does not do what I was looking for.

    I want black screens, yellow (or white) text, and visible images and icons. You can do this in Windows (and certain Linux distros) but I can't figure out if Mac can do it or not. The "White on Black" option in Universal Access just simply inverts colors, making all images nearly impossible to interpret.

    Edit: System Preferences>Universal Access>Display is the same as the Control+Option+Command+8 key combo I mentioned in the OP

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    Quote Originally Posted by y0itsj0hn View Post
    Haha, well that was a bit of a facetious estimate...
    I figured that! Anyone that actually knows (to the 3rd decimal place) how much time they spend doing a specific activity each week...has MUCH bigger issues!!!

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